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Re: <nettime> Questions concerning Wikileaks
Rob Myers on Sun, 27 Feb 2011 09:19:24 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> Questions concerning Wikileaks


On 02/26/2011 10:05 PM, Felix Stalder wrote:
>
>> Why does noone discuss whether it wouldn't be safer for
>> whistleblowers to directly contact a news medium like The Guardian
>> instead of using an intermediary? (Credits to Dmytri again.)
 >
> Safer than what? And safer to whom? So far, WikiLeaks has been very
> successful in protecting its sources. The fact that Manning was
> arrested is most definitely not related to any security breach by
> Wikileaks. Manning chatted with Adrian Lamo who called the FBI.

In contrast, the Guardian has failed to protect sources in the past:

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/The_Guardian#Sarah_Tisdall

Next: Wikileaks isn't fast and it wasn't watertight to begin with. ;-)

- Rob.




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